Addis Ababa September 17, 2017 Heads of Oromia and Somali regional states announced that they will work together to end the conflict and rehabilitate the people displaced due to the conflict.
The heads made the remark during a joint press conference they gave with Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Development.
The heads have also expressed sadness over the death and displacement of people.
Head of Oromia regional state, Lemma Megersa said the conflict is the result of criminal activities of individuals.
Lemma said the conflict that led to the death and displacement of people doesn't represent the people and governments of the regional states.
Recalling that there were clashes in bordering areas between the regional states due to water and grazing land, the trend of the current conflict is different.
Head of Somali regional state, Abdi Mohamed said the act seen during the conflict is against the culture of both people, recalling their tradition of resolving conflicts peacefully.
He condemned the acts that involve killings, as it is an act of forces driven by destructive objectives.
Kebede Chane, Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Development called the act as a conspiracy against the federal system.
As the federal system is based on consensus and unity, such acts are intended to jeopardize it.
In this regard, he urged the need to end the conflict immediately.